Melanie George Smith

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Melanie George
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Delaware House of Representatives District 5
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,750/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
J.D.Georgetown University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Melanie George is a Democratic member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 5. She was first elected in 2002.

Biography

George works as an attorney with Richards, Layton and Finger, and is an adjunct professor of Law at Widener Law School.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, George served on the following committees:

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Chair
Joint Finance, Chair
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Public Safety & Homeland Security
Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, George served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, George served on these committees:

Issues

George's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 168 - "repeals mandatory minimum sentences in Title 16 relating to violations of our drug laws, returning to our State’s outstanding judiciary the discretion to pronounce sentences appropriate to the cases and individuals before them."
  • HB 196 - " This act makes it a robbery of the most serious degree to lure or entice a person lawfully performing the duties his or her employment to a location for the purpose committing a robbery against such person."
  • HB 292 - "allows any person or persons, jointly or severally aggrieved by any decision of the Justice of the Peace Court made in the exercise of its appellate function, to petition for review by the Superior Court"

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Elections

2012

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

George ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 5. George ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelanie George Incumbent 100% 8,057
Total Votes 8,057

2010

See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

George won re-election to the 5th District Seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the primary election or the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 5
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Melanie George (D) 4,921 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, George won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Delaware's 5th District. George ran unopposed in the general election, and she received 7,212 votes.[4] George raised $19,824 for her campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $46,631 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[6]

Melanie George Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State House, District 5 Won $24,658
2010 Delaware State House, District 5 Won $21,973
Grand Total Raised $46,631

2012

Smith won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $24,658.
Delaware House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Melanie George Smith's campaign in 2012
Facciolo, Richard$600
Welch, Edward P$600
Ladd, Mark$600
George, Orlando$600
George, Linda$600
Total Raised in 2012$24,658
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, George raised $21,973 in contributions. [7]

No contributions to her campaign were of $1,000 or more.

2008

Below are George's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
Paul A Ruggiero $600
DE Racing Assoc $600
Stuart M Grant $600
John McKay $600
Carpenters & Joiners Local 626 $600

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Delaware House District 5
2002–present
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